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Chainmail is a medieval miniature wargame created by Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren. Gygax developed the core medieval system of the game by expanding on rules authored by his fellow Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association member Perren, a hobby-shop owner with whom he had become friendly. Guidon Games released the first edition of Chainmail in 1971 as its first miniature wargame and one of its three debut products. Chainmail was the first game designed by Gygax that was available for sale as a professional product. It included a heavily Tolkien-influenced "Fantasy Supplement", which made Chainmail the first commercially available set of rules for fantasy wargaming, though it follows many hobbyist efforts from the previous decade. Dungeons & Dragons began as a Chainmail variant, and Chainmail pioneered many concepts later used in Dungeons & Dragons, including armor class and levels, as well as various spells, monsters and magical powers.

  • publishers: Guidon Games, TSR


"Chainmail" is a book published in 2001 that was written by Diane Carey.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • subject: American science fiction
  • copyright: 2001-08
  • released in (14 years ago)


Chainmail a.k.a. Mail is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.

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Google previewDungeons and Desktops (2008)

The History of Computer Role-Playing Games by Matt Barton

were avid wargamers, and Chainmail is a clear precursor to what would soon evolve into fantasy role- playing as we know it today. There are other connections between wargaming and CRPGs. SSI, one of the most influential CRPG developers, first made its mark publishing computer-based wargames. There has also been a persistent tension between the more wargaming aspects of CRPGs (e.g., the strategy and tactics component) ...

Google previewMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 02/10 (2002)

Digital Upgrades, Applying Moore's Law to Health by James D. Westwood

3D ChainMail is a simple technique but is able to handle in realtime large datasets and large deformations.

Google previewEncyclopedia Gothica (2011)

by Liisa Ladouceur, Gary Pullin

CHAINMAIL A type ofMESH formed frommetalrings linked ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters (2015)

An A - Z Book of Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Don't Teach You by Megan Miller

The only way to get chainmail armor is to trade with villagers, or from rare drops by a skeleton or zombie. eggs, explosions, fire, fireballs from blazes or ghasts, fire charges, and lava. Without enchantments, armor does not protect you from other types of damage, like drowning or suffocating, falling, continued fire exposure, the Void, or potions. However, enchantments can add those protections. To craft a full set of armor (boots, leggings, chestplate, and helmet), you'll need twenty-four ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Humorists (1996)

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese by Steven H. Gale

Chainmail, who wishes to revive the ways of the Middle Ages, and Mr. Mac Quedy, who judges everything in terms of profit and loss. As the presence of ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

101, 2001 chainmail mama noun a woman fighter in the hobby of.

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Geography (2003)

The Environment and Humankind by Prof Ian Douglas, Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson

compass, astrolabe, chainmail, crossbow, gunpowder, methods of rigging, paper making and printing, to say nothing of mathematics and trigonometry) had first been landbased empires, and extracontinental trade was restricted to its coastal. Figure 9.2 European world economies, (a) c. 1500. Western Europe was only one of a number of.

Google previewDictionary of Women Artists: Artists, J-Z (1997)

by Delia Gaze

a half-length male figure, bareheaded and with surcoat over chainmail, bearing a chased shield and long lance. This, as befits its subject, is imbued with vigorous masculinity, firm brushwork and absence of decorative detail.

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